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Statistics Canada has been studying air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and water quality. They released their first annual study in December 2005. They found that Canada's performace was poor in these three areas.

Air quality is decreasing as ground level ozone increased 16% between 1990 and 2003. Ground level ozone is a key component of smog. The increase is particularly pronounced in southern Ontario.

Greenhouse gas emissions rose 24% from 1990 to 2003, and in 2003 were 32% above the target set by the Kyoto Protocol for 2008 to 2012. Alberta and Ontario had the highest emissions of all provinces in 2003. Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Alberta had the highest percentage increases in emissions compared with 1990.

Freshwater quality was assessed at numerous sites. Fewer than half the sites had quality that was considered "good."

 

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God's Earthkeepers: Biblical Action and Reflection on the Environment (EFC)

A Rocha Canada

Life Water Canada

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario

   
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